This course introduces students to the study and practice of acting for the theater. They will acquaint themselves with physical and vocal warm up activities to harness and understand of the actors body. Students will read plays and will develop one monologue and one scene over the course of the semester from one of the plays read. Students will engage in acting exercises to enhance focus, clarity of thought, a better understanding text, a better understanding of objective driven action and vocal and physical transformation and character development. For each character played students will create a character biography and character journal prior to final performance of scene and monologue. This course also provides a space in which students can harness skills in public speaking, development of confidence and poise, and focus in any given situation.